June 29, 2017 / 1:55 PM / 3 months ago

Russian minister: rouble seen steady in near future

Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin speaks during a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia, June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin said on Thursday he did not expect the rouble to stage any “serious rate fluctuations” in the near future.

The rouble firmed slightly on Thursday, adding 0.3 percent to 56 versus the dollar thanks to higher oil prices.

Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya; Writing by Andrey Ostroukh; editing by Katya Golubkova

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